Acoustic/pop singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is flying high off of the release of his latest album, Divide. He stopped by The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday (Mar. 7) to speak with the shock jock and also perform a few acoustic medleys.
The British musician, who has shown time and time again that he’s got quite the ear for music, was able to make hip-hop/ R&B hits, 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” and Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” his own on the guitar.
Sheeran also discussed with Stern how the “No Diggity” cover came about. He was on tour with the band Passengers in New Zealand, and they decided to experiment with the 90s R&B jam, and perform it for the fans.
“We just end up doing that [“No Diggity’],” he explained. “I think everyone kind of knows the lyrics to that.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Sheeran experimented with genre-bending acoustic covers. He’s performed version of “Pony” by Ginuwine, “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera and Redman and “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap featuring The Roots. He also accompanied Beyonce for a stripped down rendition of “Drunk In Love” at the Global Citizens Festival in 2015.
Check out his renditions of the 50 Cent and Blackstreet classics below.